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Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse” the white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 2. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse”, the wines must result from the grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited inside the territory of the following communes: Barbaggio, Barrettali, Cagnano, Centuri, Ersa, Farinole, Luri, Méria, Morsiglia, Oletta, Patrimonio, Pietracorbara, Poggio-in Oletta, Rogliano, Saint-Florent (left right bank Aliso only), Sisco, Tomino.
Art 3. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse”, the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by pieces or parts of pieces, as approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin for the controlled labels of origin “Patrimonio” and” Wine of Corsica - Slopes of the Corsica Cape “for the communes concerned. The plans of delimitation are deposited in the town halls of the common interested parties.
Art 4. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse”, the wines must come from the type of vine white muscatel to small grains, other than very other.
Art 5. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse”, the wines must result from vines of which the density of plantation is at least equal to 4.000 feet with the hectare with a spacing between the rows less than or equal to 2,50 meters and cut coursons in two frank eyes maximum of it.
Art 6. -
The right to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse” is limited to 30 hectolitres of must per hectare of vine in production. This limit can be modified each year per decision of the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin, approved by decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the economy and finances. This decision is made after consultation of a commission of five members named by the national Institute of the labels of origin on a proposal from or the trade unions of defense of name. The increases in the basic output are granted only in exceptional year where quality and quantity arise simultaneously. The surplus quantities are displaced, except exemption granted by the national Institute of the labels of origin after examination of the consecutive uncropped harvest from a request of the producers concerned presented at least fifteen days before the beginning of the grape harvest. To in no case, the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse” cannot be granted to products resulting from pieces individually presenting a must yield higher than 40 hectolitres at the hectare. The benefit of the controlled label of origin can be granted to the wines coming from the young vines only as from the third year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Art 7. -
The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse” must result from musts presenting at the level of each batch of vintage a natural minimal richness sweetens some at least equalizes with 252 grams per liter.
Art 8. -
The wines must be vinified directly by producer-collecting according to local practice's. They, in the course of fermentation, are added with alcohol of a minimal voluminal alcoholometric title of 96%. This addition must correspond, translated into pure alcohol, with quantities corresponding to 5% at least and 10% to the maximum of the volume of the musts implemented. The operations of mutage must be carried out before December 31 of the year of harvest of musts, however, of the complements of mutage could be authorized or ordered by the services of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds, within the limit of an addition of 10% out of pure alcohol before the delivery of the certificate of approval envisaged in article 9 of this decree. Any operation of enrichment other than the mutage and the complements of mutage under the conditions noted above and especially any operation of chaptalization, concentration or congelation, even within the legal limits, is prohibited under penalty of making lose the right to the appellation contrôlée for the wine on which it would have been practised. The wines must present, after fermentation and mutage, a total voluminal title alcoholometric at least equal to 21,5%, an acquired voluminal alcoholometric title ranging between 15 and 18 and one content minimal of residual sugars of 95 grams per liter.
Art 9. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation under the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse” without a certificate of approval delivered by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74-871 of October 19, 1974 referred to above.
Art 10. -
The wines for which, at the end of this decree, will be asserted the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse” and which will be presented under this name could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumers, be dispatched, put on sale or sold, without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, name referred to above being registered and is accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée”, in very apparent characters. The name of name “Muscat du Cap Corse” will be registered in very apparent characters, whose dimensions as well in height as in width will not have to be lower than half of those of the characters of any other mention being reproduced on the label.
Art 11. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the controlled label of origin “Muscat du Cap Corse”, whereas it does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree, will be continued, in accordance with the general legislation into force on the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin, without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19971119_30702/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Muscat_du_Cap_Corse_-_1997.doc